DELICIOUS REASONS WHY PLANTAIN IS A CULINARY BREAKTHROUGH

Jun 05, 2017 Obiaks
With an appealing physical outlook and delicious taste, plantain has over the years stood out as a diverse food to savor with every taste. This food has been coming to the culinary rescue of many Nigerians for a long time.

PLANTAIN PORRIDGE


It's a rich, delicious and very easy meal to prepare. It is prepared with unripe or ripe plantain, but you can combine both ripe and unripe plantain to achieve a faint sugary taste. The meal consists mainly of palm oil (not too much but just enough to color the meal), fish (dried, fresh or smoked), ground crayfish and meat or peppered snail to serve.

You can choose to add vegetables, as much as you want. Fluted pumpkins (Ugwu) or spinach is a good choice.

GIZZDODO (GIZZARD AND PLANTAINS)



If you were not a plantain lover before tasting  this meal, you will definitely fall head over heels with plantain after it.

Gizzdodo is an inviting combination of plantain and gizzard in sauce. It's an easy dish to prepare and can be served as a side dish to rice dishes like fried rice, jollof rice, coconut rice and white rice. It can also be eaten as a meal. It is mainly prepared with ripe plantains, chicken or turkey gizzard, vegetable oil, seasoning and grounded red pepper (tatashe), bonnet/habanero (rodo) and fresh tomatoes (these form the sauce the plantain and gizzard will be mixed and cooked in).

A variation of this meal for fish lovers is using fish (fresh, dried or smoked) in place of or alongside gizzard.

BOILED/FRIED/ROASTED PLANTAIN